Conferences and events
The Regional Studies Association runs a programme of international conferences and events based on excellence that has been growing steadily over the years and plays a major role in the Association’s aim in supporting its members disseminate their research. These events also create debates and offer opportunities for those who wish to be part of a community where high quality events are also the place to network within a friendly atmosphere, present their work to international audiences and strengthen their careers.
Please note: pre-2011 conference papers can be made available on request by emailing email@example.com . Please include the name of the conference, the name of the paper, and the name of the author.
Next RSA conference
From Vulnerable Places to Resilient Territories: The Path to Sustainable Development - Fortaleza, Brazil
- 27th April, 2014 - 30th April, 2014
- Fábrica de Negócios, Fortaleza, Brazil
Registration is still open - Click here to register
Forthcoming RSA conferences
- 15th June, 2014 - 18th June, 2014 Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories - Izmir, Turkey
- 30th October, 2014 - 31st October, 2014 Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014 - Sheffield, UK
- 27th November, 2014 - 28th November, 2014 Sustainable Recovery? Rebalancing, Growth, and the Space Economy - London, UK
- 24th May, 2015 - 27th May, 2015 Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions and Sustainability - Piacenza, Italy
Recent RSA conferences
- 16th December, 2013 - 18th December, 2013 Global Urbanisation: Challenges and Prospects - Los Angeles, USA
- 22nd November Mobilising Regions: Territorial Strategies for Growth - London, UK
- 1st November Looking Forward: The Future of Regional Studies - Manchester, UK
- 5th May, 2013 - 8th May, 2013 Shape and be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development - Tampere, Finland
- 23rd November Smart, Creative, Sustainable, Inclusive: Territorial Development Strategies in the Age of Austerity - London, UK
- 2nd November Times of Change: Future Directions in Geography, Urban and Regional Development - Hamburg, Germany
- 8th October, 2012 - 11th October, 2012 OPEN DAYS 2012: European Week of Cities and Regions - Brussels, Belgium
- 24th June, 2012 - 27th June, 2012 Sustaining Regional Futures - Beijing, China
- 13th May, 2012 - 16th May, 2012 Networked regions and cities in times of fragmentation: Developing smart, sustainable and inclusive places - Delft, The Netherlands
- 25th November Contested Regions: Territorial Politics and Policy - London, UK
- 10th October, 2011 - 13th October, 2011 OPEN DAYS 2011: European Week of Cities and Regions - Brussels, Belgium
- 17th April, 2011 - 20th April, 2011 Regional Studies Association Annual International Conference 2011 - Newcastle, UK
- 4th October, 2010 - 7th October, 2010 OPEN DAYS 2010: European Week of Cities and Regions - Brussels, Belgium
- 5th October, 2009 - 8th October, 2009 OPEN DAYS 2009: European Week of Regions and Cities - Brussels, Belgium
- 2nd April, 2007 - 5th April, 2007 Regions in Focus - Lisbon, Portugal
Next RSA Research Network Event
- 29th April
- Cardiff, United Kingdom
Let Them Eat Cake: Speculation, Economic Inequality and Working Lives by Professor Ross MacKay, Bangor University.
‘When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done’. Keynes 1936.
‘Why did nobody notice it?’ The Queen, 2008.
2008 marked the beginning of the deepest and longest recession of modern times. While its causes are to be found in centres of economic and political gravity beyond Wales, its effects on the Welsh economy and on the lives of the people of Wales have been profound and far reaching.
Full employment was for many years the all-important target of economic policy. Contained inflation became and remained the key objective from the late 1980's. This paper considers the shift from a sellers' to a buyers' market for labour and from conditions of full employment to low opportunity. It does so in the context of growing inequality between both people and places that develops over time. The Great Recession, dating from 2008, points to the dangers when speculative investment overtakes and substitutes for enterprise investment. Market forces work strongly against certain groups in society and leave gaps in the community and economy that people struggle to bridge.
This seminar series aims to examine the impact of the recession on social and economic life in Wales; and to take stock of the policy responses in Wales in the context of a Westminster government committed to austerity measures.
Seminars will begin with a drinks reception at 5.30pm, followed by a presentation at 5.45pm, with time for Q&A before a 6.30pm finish.
Click here for full listings of seminars in the series.
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Forthcoming RSA Research and International Network Events
- 5th June, 2014 - 6th June, 2014 Theory and practice of using ICT to facilitate smart and green regional development: best practice, evaluation and future challenges for multi-level governance | Hosted by Using ICT to Facilitate Smart and Green Regional Growth
- 10th July, 2014 - 11th July, 2014 How to govern fundamental Sustainability Transition processes? | Hosted by Governing the Sustainability Transition (formerly Ecological Regional Development)
- 29th September, 2014 - 30th September, 2014 The image and reality of Europe´s Northern Periphery, and its periphery and their peripheries | Hosted by Peripheral and Marginal Regions in Northern Europe
- 6th October, 2014 - 9th October, 2014 OPEN DAYS 2014 University Master Class (ODU-MC) on EU Cohesion Policy
Recent RSA Research and International Network Events
- 24th March RSA workshop on the new cycle of the Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020 | Hosted by EU Cohesion Policy
- 12th March ‘Serving people rather than profit’: community finance, the local banking solution | Hosted by West Midlands
- 10th February, 2014 - 13th February, 2014 Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations: Revitalisation through innovation? | Hosted by Tourism and Regional Development
- 5th February, 2014 - 6th February, 2014 Leadership in Urban and Regional Development: Debates and New Directions | Hosted by Leadership and Urban and Regional Development
- 13th December CAPITAL CITIES: EMBRACING THE CHANGE AND TAPPING INTO OPPORTUNITIES | Hosted by (2010 - 2013) The Impact of Global Crisis on Capital Cities